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Review of the week

Chris Charles | 21:56 UK time, Thursday, 25 September 2008

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As a bloke named after a cartoon character charmed the good folk of Kentucky, English football was looking like a Mickey Mouse outfit.

From the goal that never was to the goal that really should have been, it was certainly a weekend to forget for our beloved officials.

While the Americans serenaded their new favourite son with the inspired "Boooo!" chant, the more traditional version of the refrain was ringing around Vicarage Road after linesman Nigel Bannister awarded a goal to Reading despite the ball sailing four yards past the post. When Graham 'three cards' Poll describes it as the worst decision he's ever seen, you know you're in trouble.

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